“It certainly wasn’t the ending I was expecting,” Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life star Alexis Bledel said about the final four words that closed out the Netflix’s revival series. Speaking at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month, co-star Lauren Graham expressed similar sentiments about the ending.
“I didn’t know that that was Amy’s [Palladino] intention. I didn’t know that the final four words were a thing… It was a complete surprise to me,” said Graham, admitting she initially envisioned a more finite ending. “I thought it was perfect in terms on the storytelling of bringing the characters full circle… ultimately, I loved it.”
The reboot of the series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Dan Palladino, picks up nine years after the original season ended. The four 90-minute episodes that spanned winter, spring, summer and fall ended with a cliffhanger, leaving the door open for a continuation.
“Now it has become, “What can we do that is satisfying, and worth continuing, and gratifying to the people who care so much about it.’ I don’t know if there is a need to do more,” said Graham. “I would never want it to feel like we overstayed our welcome. I’m not sure. That’s not for me to say.”
Check out the conversation with TVLine’s Michael Ausiello above.